Letter to Prime Minister Modi from the Law Society of England and Wales

The Law Society of England and Wales , a professional body representing more than 180,000 solicitors in England and Wales has expressed grave concern regarding the arrest and detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom, President of the High Court Bar Association of Jammu and Kashmir. The Law Society respectfully urges the relevant authorities to : Immediately …

Kashmir crisis update, February 11, 2020

Kashmir siege crosses the six month mark Kashmir siege has completed six months and the signs of clampdown on various fronts have yet to ease. “Normalcy” has been redefined as lives of Kashmiris continue to the surveilled and policed, freedom of assembly, expression, and press still curtailed, thousands still languishing in jails, educational institutions still …

Kashmir Scholars publish a biography of the Association of the Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir

There are reportedly over 8,000 cases of enforced disappearances in Indian administeredJammu and Kashmir. These disappearances began in the 1990s evenbefore the enactment and implementation of The Jammu & Kashmir Armed ForcesSpecial Powers Act (AFSPA) in September 1990, which provides impunity for India’sarmed forces.The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, Kashmir (APDP) was co-foundedin 1994 …

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry publishes a preliminary economic loss assessment report

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has issued a preliminary loss assessment report for the period of Aug 5-Dec. 3, 2019. "The agenda of development itself, in view of existing situation and the injured financial condition of locals, would appear to be segregationist and predatory in nature," states the report. "There is a feeling among …

Kashmir Crisis Day 160 of the Siege, January 11, 2020

Kashmir Crisis Day 160 In response to petitions filed against the communications blockade and other restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir since August, 5, the Supreme Court of India responded with lofty words on fundamental rights and free speech while failing to apply these principles in Kashmir. The internet blockade the longest ever on record, has …